Strategic Buyer - Packaging

Contract or Temp|
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Real Pet Food Company has built a reputation for the freshest products you can find. Disrupting the market, we are serving real, locally sourced and made pet food - wet, dry, fresh, chilled and treats. No one knows pets quite the way we do.
We are a fast-growing, innovative FMCG Manufacturer with strong ethics and a love for keeping it real. Our success comes from having a great team of people behind some pet favourites with brands such as Billy & Margot, Farmers Market, Ivory Coat & Nature’s Gift!

This is where you come in:
This maternity leave contract as our Strategic Buyer will be responsible for the strategic management of various categories across Packaging. You will also responsible for assisting the Procurement Category Managers in developing and implementing specific sourcing strategies that provide competitive advantage and deliver the highest overall benefit to business results.

About the role:
  • Ensure operational execution of sourcing activities through early involvement in commercial discussions and ensuring Category Strategies are implemented at an operational level.
  • Ensure competitive sourcing is utilised across the categories.
  • Ensure optimisation of purchasing specifications is considered as part of every sourcing initiative.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative sourcing strategies for procurement categories in alignment with the Strategic Sourcing process.
  • Identify focused sourcing initiatives for procurement categories through detailed spend analysis and opportunities arising from alignment to specific business objectives.
  • Provide insight and oversight to the PPV (Purchase Price Variance) review process
  • Support the budget and forecasting process
  • Ensure operational compliance with agreed contract conditions (including pricing, payment terms and service levels)
  • Support structured quarter business reviews (QBRs) with key suppliers and business stakeholders to assess and measure supplier performance and compliance against KPIs, policies, category objectives, P2P, and risk management strategies.
  • Ensure alignment of business and procurement strategies, report procurement performance to objectives, P2P compliance and early involvement on NPD.
  • Ensure effective business connectivity through proactive engagement at all levels of the organisation to ensure joint objectives and initiatives for all Packaging categories.
  • Provide category knowledge and expertise across all areas related to Packaging.
About you:
  • Excellent stakeholder management, ability to deal with multiple stakeholders and handle competing priorities with demonstrated ability to successfully lead cross functional projects.
  • Ability to work efficiently, manage time, prioritise workload and operate within a nimble organisation.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive problem solving capability & strong initiative, always at the forefront of the action with contingency plans, ready to be executed.
  • Experience implementing transitions within a dynamic environment.
  • Procurement Experience across multiple categories.
  • Strong financial acumen– key business drivers, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Good understanding of legal systems, processes and supply agreements.
  • Demonstrated successful use of TCO analysis, risk management, responsible sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).
  • Strong understanding of the value chain in an FMCG or manufacturing environment, plan, source, make, deliver.
  • Exposure to Strategic Procurement in a Buyer or Analyst role
  • Related degree in Business Management / Supply Chain /Logistics /Economics /Finance / Engineering
  • CIPSA and/or APICS qualifications viewed favourably
When you join Real Pet Food Company you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution while developing your career within an expanding FMCG company. With the continued growth of our business, this is an exciting time to join The Pack.

Please note: NO agencies will be considered during this process. We advise you to refrain from submitting unsolicited profiles
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